His Name Is Alive – Stars on ESP – Review

His Name Is Alive

Stars on ESP (4AD)
by Joshua Brown

“This world is not my home, I’m just passing through.” This is head and shoulders above your average dream-pop recording. Daydreaminess and artiness, two characteristics usually eclipsing or exclusive of one another, here experience a mutual amplification. Too unconscious to be a lo-fi masterpiece and too obscure to be ignored, Stars on ESP is a wonderfully tedious and stupidly illuminating package of Sweet ‘n’ Low girlie vocals and surfing Beatles playing Fisher-Price equipment.